6 Jan 2013

January 6th

While watching a film last night, a sudden overwhelming sorrow gripped me. Beautiful people were walking, dancing—carefree and unaware of their good fortune. Once, I did the same—I loved to prance, to feel my long legs strut and my body move as though suspended in a golden dream.
Age isn't as bad as disability. Everyone ages—that is, if they're lucky enough to keep their health and can avoid accidents.
Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved? Substituting walk for love, does the same apply? I still glide without an impediment in my imagination.
Does Stephen Hawking think back to his youth—walking young and free with his friends at university? These same thoughts must drift in and out of everyone's mind.
I hark back to the Desiderata. 'Gracefully surrendering the things of youth'. Enjoy this depiction.
Desiderata video: http://youtu.be/2yNJaKF9sXA


  1. Yes, very thought provoking. I may not have a disability but aging prevents me from leaping around to music and I miss that. But I do still dance in the kitchen while I'm cooking - well I call it dancing anyway!

  2. Hi Francene .. glad you picked up the Desiderata YouTube rendition .. beautiful words in the poem. It's being accepting of things that make life easier for us and all around ... I learnt so much from my mother, uncle and elders ...

    Cheers Hilary

  3. The last time I danced, I think I over did it. I felt it for 2 days.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  4. Thought-provoking, Francene. I do feel fortunate as I am and it is tough to imagine losing what you once had. Darn good questions with no one answer. Take care

  5. Yes, life can drastically alter your body...and your mind, too. I have already had to deal with my body changing my entire life, so I am praying that I'll at least keep my mind. ;) You never know what life holds, I guess. I have my moments of sorrow, too, but I try to remind myself that it could be worse. At least I am able to write to you about this right now and we still have most of our marbles. ;)

  6. yes they do Francine.
    I played a lot of sport in my youth right up into my 30's, unknowingly doing my joints a lot of damage.
    Would I (knowing what I know now)choose not to play sport in order to prolong my joint mobility? Probably not, I loved the feeling of the game, running, the mental stimulation and the competition. I can still run in my dreams and I can recall the feeling which helps dispel the blues.


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